Evidently, Kevin Hart’s marriage is still on solid ground as he and wife Eniko Parrish celebrated their jungle-themed baby shower last weekend, but sources say that the sex tape extortion scandal is starting to take its toll on the couple.
Just last Sunday Hart and Parris held a baby shower at Calamigos Beach Club in Malibu, California, with dozens in attendance. The shower’s theme was “Lion King”, which of course meant various songs from the Disney movie were played as well as “lions” roaming the premises, which actually turned out to be golden retrievers dressed up to look the part.
“When you couldn’t afford the lion so you got a dog and just put the thing around the dog,” Hart said on his Snapchat Sunda. “It’s still ballin’ It’s just on a budget.”
That budget turned out to be pretty big -$118,000 big, in fact. With that kind of scratch being thrown around, it’s a wonder that actual trained lions didn’t show up at the event.
By all accounts, both Hart and Parrish seemed to have been able to ignore the scandal surrounding the family as news broke last month that Hart was being extorted for an alleged sex tape that featured himself with another woman. The video—which actually has three parts—features Hart and a woman named Montia Sabbag being very cosy in a Las Vegas nightclub in the first clip, which then cuts to a scene where it appears two people are having intercourse in a bed (although neither are shown), with finally the third cut showing a man who passably resembles Hart walking around in a hotel room.
The extortion was publicly announced by Hart himself in an emotional Instagram post on Sept. 16, 2017, where he first apologizes to his wife and two children (from a previous marriage) and goes on to say “I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back.”
While publicly, the couple put up a united front, sources speaking to PEOPLE say that secretly Eniko is very upset with Hart’s behavior, but won’t abandon him just yet. “She is adamant about working through it,” the source says. “She won’t give up on their marriage.”
The FBI is currently investigating, and have already issued several search warrants for individuals connected with the extortion attempt.
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